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C3 Corvette Torched in Suspicious Chicago Garage Fire

by Mitch Talley on August 10, 2012

A dark red 1975 Corvette coupe was one of the victims of a six-garage fire during the night Tuesday in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago.

The police Bomb & Arson Unit is investigating the fire, but say no proof of arson has been uncovered yet.

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[PICS] The 1960 Le Mans Winning Corvette at the Concours d'Elegance of America

In the summer of 1960 Corvette Racing won the prestigious 24 hours of Le Mans for the very first time. Racing legend Briggs Cunningham fielded 3 white, fuel injected C1′s numbered 1, 2, and 3 in the annual endurance race. Cars #1 and #2 didn’t finish, but number 3 went on to win its class and finish 8th overall. We got a chance to catch up with that famous #3 at last weekend’s Concours d’Elegance of America in Plymouth. Michigan.

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eBay Ad for 2014 C7 Corvette Removed

by Keith Cornett on August 7, 2012

eBay Ad for 2014 C7 Corvette Removed

During the run-up to the sale of the 2009 Corvette ZR1, we saw many buyers turning to eBay to secure their chance to buy the 638-horsepower sports car. Both dealers and individual sellers jumped into the fray and we saw some outrageous auctions designed to play off the hype and “want factor” of those who wanted to be among the first to own.

That’s all well and good when the car is actually in production and for sale, but here is a case of an individual attempting to auction a 2014 C7 Corvette – the next generation Corvette that’s not expected to arrive at dealers for another year or so.

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Corvette World Tribute to Celebrate 60 Years of Corvettes at Road America

You might say two old friends will be celebrating a special anniversary later this month.

The second annual Corvette World Tribute is slated on Sunday, August 19 at Road America, where 60 years of Corvettes will be marked with a variety of special events.

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Corvette America is Offering 10% Off and Free Shipping

by Keith Cornett on August 3, 2012

Corvette America is Offering 10% off and Free Shipping

Corvette America is offering 10% off and Free Shipping for any order of $150 or more. Just use the coupon code 150ANDUP on any order of $150 or more from now through August 9th and save big! Certain restrictions apply.

Click Here to start shopping (and saving) at Corvette America!

And if you’re attending Corvettes at Carlisle later this month, wear your 2009 or later Corvette America Fun Field shirt and receive a special discount at the show. Since 2009, Corvette America has been sponsoring the Corvettes at Carlisle Fun Field and now your shirt is the ticket for extra savings. If you’re not yet registered for Corvettes at Carlisle’s 2012 Fun Field, click here to get started!

 

July 2012 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on August 3, 2012

July 2012 Corvette Sales

General Motors released the July 2012 sales report this week and the data shows 987 Corvettes were delivered during the month. This is a huge decline from June 2012 where 1,475 Corvettes found new homes, however it was somewhat expected with the extended July shutdown at the assembly plant.

Comparing July 2012 sales to July 2011′s number of 1,291 Corvettes sold, deliveries are off a whopping -23.5%. For the calendar year to date, a total of 8,009 Corvettes have been sold which is pacing -2.2% off of 2011′s CYTD 8,187 sales figure.

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[PICS] Corvette vs. Jaguar at the Concours d'Elegance of America

If there was an Olympic event for world class car shows, Pebble Beach, Amelia Island and the Concours d’Elegance of America (formerly Meadowbrook) would all complete for the gold medal. Any (or all) of these 3 prestigious shows should be on your must-attend list. When we heard that there was going to be Corvette vs Jaguar racing display at this year’s Concours d’Elegance of America, we put it on our must, must, must-attend list.

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[UPDATE] Indiana Mayor Turns His Reserved Spot into a Handicapped Space

We told you a few days ago about the mayor of Logansport, Indiana and his parking fiasco outside the City Building.

You may remember that Mayor Ted Franklin went ahead and paid a $20 ticket for parking his bright yellow C5 Corvette convertible illegally outside the building for a few hours but got even with a political foe by soon creating a huge reserved parking spot for himself, complete with a “Mayor Parking Only” sign, claiming it would help him do a better and more efficient job for the taxpayers.

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C6 Corvette Delivery Programs Coming to an End

by Keith Cornett on July 31, 2012

C6 Corvette Delivery Programs Coming to an End

As production of the C6 Corvette winds down, so are many of the delivery options for buyers of the 2013 Corvette. We already knew that the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green would be suspending public tours of the facility on September 14th. Now we got word that the Buyers Tour and the custom Photo Book options have closed as well.

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Corvettes Heading to Flint Michigan for Back to the Bricks Reunion

Flint, Michigan’s Back to the Bricks festival started as a one-day throwback to the cruises of the 1950s and a smaller alternative to the congestion of the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit.

Now the Flint event has grown so much that it drew more than 400,000 to last year’s festival.

Flint has special meaning for Corvette enthusiasts since the city is the birthplace of America’s sports car, with the first 300 1953 models being built at a factory off Van Slyke Avenue there. In fact, the first one rolled off the assembly line on June 19, 1953.

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